Baked Falafel


Today was much better than yesterday.  I was still pretty lazy but not NEARLY as much as yesterday.

I got my butt to the gym as soon as it opened (12:00pm, isn’t that crazyyy late?!?).  I did a FANTASTIC interval work out inspired by this lady.  Actually I wrote this work out plan on a little piece of paper with the intention of taking it to the gym with me, but left it at home as I often tend to do.  Instead, I made up my own on the spot.

5 min warm up
3 sets: (9 mins)
1 min 6.0
1 min 7.0
1 min 4.0

3 sets: (9 mins)
1 min 5.6
1 min 8.0
1 min 4.2

3 sets: (9 mins)
1 min 6.5
1 min 7.5
1 min 4.5

3 sets: (9 mins)
1 min 7.0
1 min 6.0
1 min 4.0

3 sets: (9 mins)
1 min 8.0
1 min 6.5
1 min 4.2

5-10 min cool down

LOVED IT.  I was a sweaty mess at the end.  The work out just flew by!  Probably helped that I was listening to an old school playlist that I hadn’t listened to in a million years.  I hate to admit it but I like running on treadmills.

I’m excited to do this again sometime this week.  Next time, I’ll do her actual work out.  Definitely recommended!

Then I came home and made the most magical lunch ever!

Baked Falafel

adapted from Epicurious
1 cup dried garbanzo beans
1/2 large onion, roughly chopped (about 1 cup)
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro
1 teaspoon salt
4 cloves of garlic
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon baking powder
6 tablespoons flour (I used sorghum flour, so I think they were gluten free)

Soak beans overnight in plenty of water.  The next days, put the garbanzo beans and onion in the food processor and pulse to roughly chop.  Next add remaining ingredients and pulse until combine.  Refrigerate mixture for a few hours (this is when I went to the gym and did the above mentioned fab work out).

After the  mixture is chilled, pre heat your oven to 375 degrees.  Form garbanzo bean mixture into 20 walnut sized balls.  Place on a greased baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes.  Turn and baked for another 15 minute.  Serve on lettuce with cucumbers, tomato and yogurt tahini sauce.

Yogurt Tahini Sauce

1/4 cup greek yogurt
2 tbsp tahini
2 tbsp water (more or less depending on how thick you want it)

Stir together in a bowl and drizzle over falafel.   This recipe makes enough to serve 4 or 5.

In case you’re curious, this is the nutrition information for each ball:

Pretty tasty!  I will say that they can be rather messy to eat, God forbid I use silverware!

Of course after lunch I watched the World Cup Final.  Big surprise (I’m sure you’re tired of hearing about it, but it’s over now).

Spain won! I’m pleased!

Alright now back to my book!  Have a great night!

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13 responses to “Baked Falafel”

  1. Evan Thomas says :

    Those look delicious! I really should make falafels since I cooked a ton of chickpeas from dry. But I would be all over frying mine.

    • Karla says :

      Interestingly enough the chickpeas in this recipe were not cooked! Crazy, right? I’m sure it would work just fine with them cooked as well. Fry away my friend!

  2. Jessica @ How Sweet says :

    I’ve never had falafel…isn’t that a sin?! Glad you liked the workout! :)

  3. simplyshaka says :

    I’ve only had falafel once but would really like to try it at home.

    I am sooooo lazy as well, I blame it on thie weather. When I went to my join, they opened at 12P as well—was not a fan of that!

  4. Efi says :

    You know I love these baked falafels! And the yogurt sauce, miam!

  5. Erin says :

    I like the idea of cliantro in these!!! I’m going to have to put some in it next time… especially since my garden is overflowing w/ it!! I think I might try baking them next time as well :) Your bread in the last post looked amazing!!!!

  6. jaclyn@todayslady says :

    I’ve been thinking about falafel lately!! I’ve never made my own because a lot of the recipes I find call for chickpea flower and I never have it on hand!!! These look delish!!! Enjoy your book!!!

  7. anutritionisteats says :

    Hmmmm, LOVE falafels!

  8. Jenn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) says :

    I’ve had a box of falalfel mix in the cabinet since falafel was invented, lol. That looks delish!

    Jenn

  9. Nora@LifeLifeEatRight says :

    holy cow that looks good. I’m having an intense craving for cumin right now haha! Amazing food girl ;)

  10. Nicole says :

    I tried making falafel once (fried). Total flop. I burned them! I am not an expert fryer…and I’m totally okay with that! I can’t wait to try this baked version. You always have the best recipes!

  11. sweetandsweat says :

    Your falafel balls look way better than the ones I tried to make. Mine were more of falafel crumble. It looked like granola falafel. But yours look perfect!

  12. Stacey@http://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/ says :

    I have made those falafels with that recipe before, they are so good.

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